Re: Catalog RMAN backups on Tape?

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:50:08 -0800
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On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Robert Freeman <>wrote:

> The catalog command does not support SBT devices (at least in 11g and 10g
> and I think going back forever). So you can't re-catalog the backup pieces.
> Also there is no guarantee that the tapes won't be marked as deleted on the
> catalog of the tape system, so you might have double trouble there.

This is exactly why I never delete anything from the RMAN catalog.

Need to restore a 5 year old tape (Sarbanes-Oxley you know) and the tape is no longer in the RMAN catalog?

Writing the PL/SQL to do that with newer versions of RMAN would likely require involving Oracle Support.


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